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Robert Kyoung Hur is an American attorney, serving as the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. He previously served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.

Robert Kyoung Hur
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United States Attorney for the District of Maryland
Assumed office
April 9, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRod Rosenstein
Personal details
EducationHarvard College (BA)
Stanford Law School (JD)

BiographyEdit

Hur received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard College. He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.

After graduation from law school, Hur clerked for William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

He previously served as special assistant and counsel to Christopher Wray, then-Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department's Criminal Division. From 2007 to 2014, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland, where he prosecuted gang violence, drug trafficking and firearm offenses, and white-collar crimes. He was formerly a partner with King & Spalding in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on government investigations and complex litigation.[1]

United States AttorneyEdit

On November 1, 2017, Hur was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.[2] On March 22, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[3] He was confirmed by voice vote later the same day.[4] He was sworn in on April 9, 2018.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Eighth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations". November 1, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2018.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Eleven Nominations Sent to the Senate Today". November 2, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – March 22, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  4. ^ PN1209 — Robert K. Hur — Department of Justice, congress.gov
  5. ^ https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/robert-k-hur-sworn-48th-united-states-attorney-district-maryland